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  1. Royal Bulgarian Air Force, 2 Istrebitelen Orliak (Fighter Regimen), December 1938 - Karlovo Airfield Built almost OOB (except thee engine) with the red decals discarded in favor of Hu 60 to have the colour uniform, same with the flag on the rudder. Quite a few scratchbuild details on the engine required to look decent at least. I have used the vacuum canopy, but TBH there is not much difference. I used the injected one as a template to cut the masks At least intermediate skills required, imho P.S. Just after the shooting I realised I've missed the Pitot tube - in place now
  2. AS promised over on the build thread HERE some pics of the finished beastie are provided: It was a fairly problematic build, but I'm glad to add her to the collection. Thanks for looking, Ed
  3. Kit manufacture: Airfix Kit N°: A02067 Scale: 1/72 Type: Hawker Hurricane Mk.I Extras used: A masking set for the camouflage from AML Paints and colours used: AK Black Primer & Microfiller; MRP-111 Cockpit Grey-Green; Tamiya Paints XF-1 Flat Black, XF-2 Flat White, XF-52 Flat Earth, XF-81 Dark Green (RAF); Vallejo Metal Colour 77.703 Dark Aluminium; Abteilung Oils; Tamiya Weathering Powders Other info: This was built for the #RAF100inscale group build ran on facebook at British Aviation In Scale, the full build can be see here on the forum Overall this was a very enjoyable build, still far from perfect there are some very apparent mistakes but I’m pretty happy with the result. I would highly recommend this kit, there are some known issues surrounding fit of the wings and the fuselage and also the thick trailing edge and the fabric effect behind the gun gun access panels which should be metallic. But in the scale I think this is the best Hurricane you can buy. Here are the final reveal photos: 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 10 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 01 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 02 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 03 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 04 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 05 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 06 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 07 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 08 by Neal, on Flickr 1-72 Airfix Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 09 by Neal, on Flickr Thanks for looking and as always please do not hesitate with feedback it won’t be taken badly! Neal forum
  4. Adding another to my list of Matchbox kits needing built The pre-WW2 Jaguar SS-100 Here's a bit of trivia for you; Jaguar cars started out as Squire Sidecars, building motorcycle side cars, then building car bodies on to Austin 7 chassis, then Triumph chassis. As car builders they were SS Cars. The Jaguar series was built on a Triumph chassis, the number was indicative of the car's maximum speed. Post WW2 the letters SS were associated with an evil regime so William Lyons [the company founder] dropped the SS and took up the name of its most famous pre-WW2 sports car Most of that chrome will have to go. I'll do this as one of the 100s in my motorclub; one is very dark midnight blue and the other dark red.
  5. Here a couple images of the British Heinkel, converted from the ICM kit changing the nose and altering other parts, plus some additions. A previous post on the same matter was excised since it contained a link, which seems that is not appropriate in certain cases. Hope this unusual version of the "good" Heinkel entices some modelers to attempt this kind of conversion. Three things differentiated the "British" Heinkel He-70 from the original one: 1) A different nose with a different engine 2) The covers of the retractable landing gear are partially different 3) It didn't belong to the freaking dumbhead nazis Different accounts exist on the details and development of the acquisition by England in 1936 of a He-70 passenger plane, before all hell broke loose a few years later. You can find the stories with the browser of your preference. The fact is that England acquired a He-70 but had to send a Rolls-Royce Kestrel to be installed on it in origin as the builders -predictably- refused to send their plane as it was to England (with its BMW engine) to be motorized there (they all felt the dark clouds already looming). This was no doubt a sort of intrigue gimmick, but the plane finally arrived to Croydon with a Kestrel -in route to Hucknall- with its British registrations. Long ago I used the old Matchbox/Revell kit to build the civil passenger version, but the sight of an ICM kit enticed me to build this unique machine, G-ADZF. Nice of ICM to release once in a while a civil plane. The kit, well-known by now, is a newer -and therefore better- kit than the venerable Matchbox/Revell rendition, but, as always, there is a little room for improvement. The lowest part of the wheels' retractable covers should be appended to the outer side of the wheel bay, instead of folding at 90 degrees of the leg cover as in the other machines. The new nose was obtained via a carved basswood master used to plunge vac shells on the Mattel Psychedelic machine. I got a resin Engines & Things Kestrel. The very good news: The ICM kit comes in very sturdy box with the addition of a lid cover. I do appreciate this kind of box since as we all know it protects the contents much better than the pre-crushed flimsy thin packaging used by some manufacturers. The molds as said are much better than the Matchbox/Revell old release, and include wonderful surface treatment as well as many detail parts. The engineering is innovative. The parts come separately bagged and the transparencies are clear and clean. The injected plastic is free of fuzz and flash and the sprue gates are reasonable small. Now the not-so-good news: The decals (that have small lettering rendered blotchy), for some reason I can't fathom, are absolutely dead matt in finish, whilst the real planes had a subtle shine clearly appreciated in photos. Not only that, but instead of printing the "thunderbolts" in their appropriate color, they are rendered as clear spaces amidst the black decals, that you somehow will have to match or mask in order to paint the surrounding nose black too. In my boxing the instructions unfortunately committed the silliness of using a faint and fuzzy gray scale for the drawings, that fuses the detail in an undifferentiated gray mass, and makes everything confusing, rendering most of the diagrams useless. Really, guys, don't you check your galley proofs? Summarizing: A welcome civil release, fairly priced, and exceptional kit, of innovative engineering, well packaged, with superb detail and moldings, BUT where all graphic components (instructions and decals) are barely useful. The model:
  6. Hi, all! I think I sent a link to the Boscombe Down photos earlier, but I thought many of you might find the other photo topics of interest or of use for future modeling projects. Most of the photos seem to be from WW2, so I have posted them here. (Site Adm. Please feel free to move elsewhere if you deem appropriate.) I hope you enjoy these! If this link is redundant, I apologize! Mike https://www.flickr.com/photos/133697406@N05/albums
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